A Girl of Good Family

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Much influenced by Yellow Earth (whose director, Chen Kaige, worked as Huang Jianzhong's assistant on two previous movies), this tale of an arranged marriage between an 18-year-old girl and an infant boy confirms that Chinese cinema has acquired a new candour and readiness to broach 'difficult' material. The girl naturally get the hots for a strapping lad of her own age, pushing the film to a climax that comes straight from traditional melodrama. But most of it is freshly observed, understated, and lushly imagistic.

By: TR

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Director: Huang Jianzhong
Screenwriter: Li Kuanding
Cast: Liang Yan
Wang Jiayi
Zhang Jian
Cong Shan
Zhang Weixin